UMA Receives Grant to Support Education in Prisons

"The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a $941,000 grant over two years to help expand UMA’s Prison Education Partnership, in which incarcerated Mainers receive instruction from faculty in subjects ranging from art history and literature to social science and restorative justice. The program began in 2006 at the Maine State Prison in Warren, and since then has awarded over 130 associate and bachelor’s college degrees. Last fall, 82 students were enrolled at five state correctional facilities. With the Mellon funding, the partnership will expand education across all the state facilities: the Maine State Prison, Maine Correctional Center, Bolduc Correctional Facility, Mountain View Correctional Facility and the Southern Maine Women’s Reentry Center". Read more here!

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